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Roberto Clement Walker (18 August 1934, 31 December 1972) is a Puerto Rican baseball player who played 18 seasons in the Premier League from 1955 to 1972, all for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as a right field player (right fielder) in the first place.
Clement was awarded the National League Award (NL) for the National Baseball Champion (MVP) in 1966.
He has participated in the All-Star 15 times, won the Gold Glove Award 12 times, and has scored the batting average four times. In 1972, Clement scored the 3,000th shot in the main league of baseball.
Clemente was off the pitch involved in charity work in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries, he often provided baseball and food for the needy. He died in a plane crash on December 31, 1972, while on his way to provide aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Clement was chosen as a National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, becoming the first Latin American to be selected and one of the four current members of the Hall of Fame to be exempted from the mandatory five-year period.
He was also the first Latin American to win the International Series (1960). He was awarded the 1966 Player of the Year Award and also won the World Series MVP Award (1971).
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